Pair of Spindleback Side Chairs

c. 1850
$4,280 USD
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Dimensions
W: 18.5" D: 15.0" H: 40.0"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Lacquer
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
N131
Estimated Shipping
$388

These 19th-century elmwood chairs owe their graceful design to the refined styles and carpentry techniques that emerged during the Ming dynasty, the golden age of Chinese furniture design. The chairs feature square seats, corner legs linked by straight stretchers, and a subtly arched backrest with round support spindles. The simple forms are decorated only by finely beaded edges and cusped carvings on the front aprons in the form of auspicious ruyi, symbols of longevity and good fortune. A brass panel has been nailed to each of the front footrest stretchers to preserve the wood underneath. A red-brown lacquer finish adds warmth and color, gently faded at the corners from age and use.

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